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'll quote them, only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected and our children will remain vulnerable. what is the nra strategy when it comes to this debate? here is tom foreman with an out front investigation on how the nra gets what it wants. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> in a hard-hitting response to calls to are new gun restriction, the nra has rolled out this ad attacking the white house saying the president is happy to have armed secret service agents protecting his children but for everyone else -- >> he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. >> reporter: it is the latest muscle flex by the gun group superpac which last year spent more than $16 million from its deep war chest to influence political races. that's not a tremendous amount for such efforts. big oil, the pharmacy industry, even retired people have more and better funded lobbyists. the gun group uses its money and membership effectively often targeting early any lawmaker that threatens to go against gun rights. larry sab ba toe is at the university of
. >> -- to be his father and her father-in-law. i guess that's not happening now. help us out here. >> first things first, who is manti te'o, all-american linebacker for notre dame, the most tradition-rich football program in all the country. the yankees, the cowboys of college football. he was the star. >> this guy was going to win the heisman, man. >> he won every defensive award, best player on defense, second in the heisman, unheard of for a defensive player. and part of his story throughout the season was that in september of last year at the beginning of the season, his grandmother died, and then his girlfriend died within hours of each other. >> heartbreaking story. >> the reports range from an hour to a couple of days. >> you were watching and you cried. >> can i just say, my son, joey, said there's something wrong with this guy. he told me this months ago. >> joey is kind of wise. >> i was watching espn over the holidays. because alabama was on, the story. and they tell this story. and then i got a call the next morning. and it was like no, no, no! and i started tearing up. and i was like
on high-capacity ammunition clips and conceded that getting new gun laws passed is going to be tough. >> if responsible gun owners, if americans of every background stand up and say, enough. we've suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue then change will -- change will come. that's what it's going to take. >> the president also signed 23 executive actions, all meant to improve existing gun laws. one of them makes more data available for background checks. one offers security for schools that want them. it is important to note that with those executive actions, policy directives are not needed for congressional approval, as well. so this is coming directly from the white house, directly from president obama's chair. he's cracking down. he wants to reinstate a ban on assault-style weapons. ban high-capacity magazines, which a small majority of americans approve of and a large majority want to see stricter laws when it comes to background checks and getting authorized. >> it's going to be a tough sell, no doubt about it. >>> the president's n
governor andrew cuomo signed the nation's toughest gun control law into effect. among its provisions is a ban on assault weapons. >>> meanwhile, two shootings to report. the first in kentucky. two people were killed and a teenager wounded when a gunman fired into their vehicle at a community college. it's believed the shooting stemmed from a domestic issue. a suspect later turned himself in. >>> and in downtown st. louis, the financial aid director of a business school was wounded by an apparently disgruntled student. that student does have a mental disability and was told on monday he was losing his financial assistance. after shooting the administrator, the student then shot himself. both men remain hospitalized, which is really something. you're seeing more and more -- at least we're reporting on these incidents of shootings at schools after newtown. it just seems that it's happening over and over again. of course, you know, we've got all this legislation coming in. at least from new york. i suspect we're going to see it just all over the country. >> clearly big controversy. liste
if they become law. jon karl has the story. >> reporter: at a firearms trade show in las vegas wednesday, the reaction to the president's plan was almost universally negative. >> i'm opposed to it. >> i really don't agree with obama. >> reporter: in texas, governor rick perry said he was disgusted by the way the president was using the sandy hook massacre. >> we need to be looking at the mental health issue substantially more than we are using the death of these young children to further a political cause. >> reporter: a texas state representative went further, vowing to write a bill that would make it a felony for anyone in the state to enforce new gun laws. in mississippi, the governor had a similar idea, urging the legislature to prohibit the enforcement of any federal laws obama could get passed. >> i support the current laws. i don't think we need to change anything at all. >> reporter: the ferocity of the opposition does not surprise the white house. it's been nearly two decades since any new gun laws have been passed. >> we suffered too much pain and we care too much about our chi
the gorilla suit that got crazy tony in trouble with the law and mama june. >>> slippery wednesday in new york. good morning, america. hello to robin, at home. day three of her early alarm clock. she's getting ready to come back. welcome back to elizabeth vargas. lots to get to, this hour, with just hours until the president's announcement on gun violence. and the nra, taking a hard first strike overnight. very tough, very personal video. it even invokes the president's children. >> calling the president an elitist hypocrite in that ad. it was tough. >>> and we're going to get to the northeast weather in just a moment because it is bad. >>> but let's start with the horrifying helicopter crash in london. it occurred just across the river from the houses of parliament and big ben. abc's lama hasan is live at the site of the crash with more. good morning, lama. >> reporter: you can clearly see the debris. a few hundred yards from the crash scene. the top of the apartment building was covered in fog, it crashed into the crane before plum meting 60 stories and then exploding into flames
. michael barr, abc news, new york. >> so sad. >>> and law enforcement officials are offering a $100,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of a bank robber dubbed the ak-47 bandit. the suspect is wanted for holding up five banks last year in california, idaho and washington. in one heist he shot and wounded a police officer. and the fbi believes that he will strike again. >>> and firefighters in portland, oregon, used heavy cutting equipment to free a woman who was trapped in the tight space between two buildings. she was in there for four hours before being freed. the woman had been smoking on the roof of one of the buildings when she fell into that void which was only eight to ten inches wide. >>> important medical news for moms who are expecting. a new study confirms that the flu vaccine is safe for pregnant women and their babies. that's reassuring news since the current flu epidemic is raging. researchers found, going without the shot is risky. pregnant women who get the flu have a higher chance of fetal death. >>> now, some sports for you. a historymaking night in the nba.
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